The Gifts of the Magi 2012
Written by Mark St. Germain; Music by Randy Courts
Directed by Heidi Cline McKerley; Musical Direction by S. Renee Clark
A Classic Christmas Musical
Based on the Stories of O. Henry
Jim and Della are out of work and penniless during Christmas in New York. To afford presents for each other, both secretly part with their most precious possessions. In O. Henry’s classic holiday story, the two lovers' gesture of giving creates a warm and intimate Christmas in the cold, unfriendly city. Set to the music of Randy Courts, this charming and transcendent musical will kindle the holiday spirit in the heart of Atlanta.
"Magi’s' simple charms a holiday winner... Smoothly directed and handsomely designed...[Bernardine Mitchell's] closing solo alone is worth the proverbial price of admission." - Bert Osborne, AJC
"Theatrical Outfit serves up a holiday treat with The Gifts of the Magi. ...On the night I went, I heard little kids happily giggling in all the right places." - Andrew Alexander, ArtsATL
"Perfectly cast and performed." - Manning Harris, Atlanta INTown
"Theatrical Outfit is giving a gift to Atlanta this holiday season: a musical adaptation of O. Henry’s classic, 'The Gifts of the Magi.' It is an outstanding present for which Atlanta should be grateful." - Jan Jaben-Eilon, ATL Insider
"It is Mitchell that truly holds the show together with her phenomenal performance. Her soaring vocals and warm, mysterious demeanor give the show a charming quality that would otherwise not exist if the role was cast traditionally as a newsboy." - Kenny Norton, Atlanta Theater Fans
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Written by: Mark St. Germain
Music by: Randy Courts
Lyrics by: Mark St. Germain & Randy Courts
Director: Heidi Cline McKerley
Musical Director: S. Renee Clark
Choreographer: Jeff McKerley
Set Designer: Tommy Cox
Costume Designer: Jonida Beqo
Lighting Designer: Joseph Futral
Sound Designer: Jonathan Summers
Props Designer: Maclare "MC" Park
Wig/Hair Designer: Monty Schuth
Stage Manager: Wendy Palmer*
*Member of Actors' Equity, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
"On Stage with Larry Larson" - Caroline Freedlund & Nick Arapoglou @ WMLB
Caroline and Nick discuss the holidays, their characters and act out a scene from "The Gifts of the Magi."
Behind the Scenes: Caroline Freedlund & Nick Arapolgou
Caroline (Della) & Nick (Jim) discuss their characters, their costumes and the most meaningful Christmas presents they ever gave.
Behind the Scenes: Bernardine Mitchell
Bernardine discusses playing a traditionally male role (Willy), her favorite song and being the "magic" of the show.